Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sticks & Stones


Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. 

Last weekend while taking care of my Dad (as you know he’s fighting cancer) we discussed river rocks, and the process of painting them with words of encouragement.  Giving Dad something to hold on to and focus on while going through his chemo treatments.  I asked my Dad, what type of words would you like to see?  Here I’m thinking of all these wonderfully encouraging words, he responded with………………… 

See the picture below for his response.

All I could do was shake my head back and forth. Dad obviously still has his sense of humor.   Below are several of those painted rocks………………………………..LOL!!!!!

30 comments:

  1. He must be one tough old man!

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    1. DFW,

      He is 71 years old and tuff as nails. This is the first time he's been sick in 71 years.

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  2. Bahahahaha...Go Dad!...Kick that cancer to the curb!

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      I believe he's going to give it a good shot!!!

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  3. LOL....that's funny...I love that he is such a fighter...Not many around like him anymore...

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    1. HL,

      It is too funny! He's always been a very strong man. I'm praying he kicks this cancer.

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  4. My kind of guy. Tell him the old rat is rooting for him.

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    1. Rat,

      Yes he is your kind of guy. I will relay your message :-) Thanks!

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  5. As long as he doesn't start throwing those rocks everything will be fine :)

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    1. PP,

      Nah.....he won't throw the rocks. He may tell the medical staff where to place the rock, lol

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    1. He's got his sense of humor back, and that is a good thing. Lol.....

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  7. That is awesome. And what a great idea with the rocks, I love it. Keep that fighting spirit going!! Sending good thoughts your direction.

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    1. 1st Man,

      I'm glad you like the idea. He is fighting hard, I hope he continues. I will support what ever decision my Dad goes with. Thank you for your kind words my friend.

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  8. bahahahahahahah! oh sweet Sandy - that just gave me my belly laugh and inspiration for the day - i love your Dad's approach! i think that we can all guess where you get your spunk from! i am glad that he is sooo strong to keep up the fight....and i know that you will always support your Dad! you are a daughter to be very proud of!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  9. Sweet Kymber,

    I'm glad you laughed, my Dad has his way of entertaining people even when he's sick. He entertains me all the time. Thank you my dear friend for your lovely words.

    Heading for Texas in 10 minutes.

    Take care,
    Give Jambaloney a hug for me.

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  10. Haha, what a great attitude! Have a safe trip and enjoy the visit!

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    1. Katie,

      He still has a great attitude after going through all that he's gone through. Thank you, I will be careful and enjoy my visit.

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  11. What fun! I have a lot of admiration for your dad!

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    1. Leigh,

      Thank you Leigh. My Dad is my rock and now the shoes are on my feet to be his rock.

      Dad is a pistol when it comes to his sense of humor.

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  12. Oh I LOVE your Dad's sense of humour that is what will make him do well. Hug B

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    1. B,

      Dad has a great sense of humor, I hope and pray he continues on this recovery path.

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  13. A man after my own heart. Praying for you, for him, and for sweet surprizes throughout his recovery.

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    1. Jane,

      Dad is a wonderful man with this unique sense of humor. Thank you for praying for Dad and I. Prayers are a real good thing right now.

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  14. So glad he still has a sense of humor!

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      Thank you, I'm happy he still has it too.

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  15. Great googley moogley! KMA is MY dad's favorite response! Sounds like our dads would get along swimmingly! Good luck to the both of you in the days ahead!

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    1. Meredith,
      Your dad likes KMA too,that is funny. I bet our dads would get along really well. Thank you!

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  16. What ever works!!!! Fantastic idea.

    I may make a few for around here.

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    1. Gail,

      Dad likes the rocks and he didn't throw them at the medical staff. That's always a good thing.

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